The Big Question: One Dress or Two?

Jul 20, 2018

It may have been a few weeks since the Royal Wedding, but everyone is still in awe of Megan Markle’s instantly iconic wedding style. For the ceremony the Duchess of Sussex wore a beautiful wedding dress designed by Clare Waight Keller, the first female Artistic Director at the historic French fashion house Givency and for the wedding reception, she wore a sleek and sleeveless Stella McCartney gown.

Both dresses exuded grace and style and have set off an already growing trend exponentially amongst modern brides; to have two separate wedding dresses primed and ready to go. Ellis Bridals are firmly behind this trend as it allows brides to pick two different Ellis Bridals wedding dress styles to smoothly transition from day to night, to have their first dance as man and wife more comfortably. It can even suit the change in tone entirely from daytime solemn church wedding to sophisticated evening cocktail reception. Ellis Bridals’ wedding dress stylists have thoroughly researched the Ellis Bridals 2018 Collection and have put together some looks to help the fashionable modern bride find her two perfect Ellis Bridals gowns.

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Princess Glam to Duchess of Chic

Cut a classic princess silhouette in this stunning Ellis Bridals Ballgown. This exquisitely detailed Ellis Bridals gown is finished by a skirt crafted from multiple layers of soft tulle embellished in coordinated coloured embroidery. Transition your style from charming princess to breathtakingly chic Duchess by picking a complementary yet different Ellis Bridals dress that carries similar beaded design, yet brings an entirely different mood to the wedding. Ellis Bridals has picked this gorgeous 1920s inspired wedding dress that would be the perfect accompaniment to your reception. Classy and sophisticated you can glide amongst your guests like a breath of fresh air. Match your hair to the dress for both styles with a quick yet impactful style change. Ellis Bridals think soft beachy waves would suit the first dress, and a simple yet elegant up-do for the reception dress would be perfect.

Ellis Bridals Tulle Ballgown | Style 12270

Ellis Bridals 1920s Beaded Dress | Style 18084

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Daytime Sheen to Dancing Queen

Dazzle your guests as you float down the aisle at a stately home wedding in this radiant Ellis Bridals mikado ballgown. Dramatic yet quietly demure, this Ellis Bridals wedding dress is eye catching and your guests will remember it for years to come. Surprise and delight them at your reception in a cheeky and playful asymmetric Ellis Bridals dress perfect for showing off gorgeous sparkling shoes and your dance moves as soft fairy lights twinkle overhead in your formal garden reception.

Ellis Bridals Mikado Ballgown | Style 19118

Ellis Bridals Asymmetric Dress | Style 11764

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Pretty Pinky to Nighttime Slinky

Ellis Bridals’ range of dusky pink wedding dresses are so popular they practically fly out of our stockists! This Ellis Bridals beaded wedding dress in pretty pink is perfect for capturing fairytale magic for a summer wedding and is simply breathtaking for a wedding ceremony in a botanical garden. But for your reception you could cut a slim silhouette in a beaded Kelsey Rose dress. This Kelsey Rose wedding dress features pearl illusion sleeves, hinting at a cap sleeve shape – perfect for the sophistication of a formal reception in stately home or the reception hall of a five star country hotel.

Ellis Bridals Beaded Dress | Style 18077

Kelsey Rose Beaded Lace Dress | Style 80020

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